Dr. Scott Runnels attended Florida State University as an undergraduate and graduated from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry with a doctorate in dental medicine.
After obtaining his post-doctoral certificate specializing in orthodontics at Nova Southeastern, Dr. Runnels returned to his hometown of Destin to start his private practice committed to orthodontic excellence. Dr. Scott Runnels Orthodontics officially opened in 1999 and the practice recently celebrated 19 years of business.
Dr. Runnels is very active in his profession and maintains memberships with the American Association of Orthodontists, Florida Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Northwest Florida Dental Society, Alumni Affiliate of Nova Southeastern and University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Runnels enjoys being an active member of the community and is dedicated to making a positive impact. He loves spending his free time with his wife Allyson, daughters Lily and Emmaline and son Sebastian. Dr. Runnels also loves surfing the local breaks, traveling with his family, fishing and playing golf.